Cohen & Hirsch Criminal Defense
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“If you want someone who is going to get stuff done, I highly recommend Cohen and Hirsch. Not only did I beat my case, I even got my record cleaned.”
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“Hired Matt Hirsch at a distance to take on a traffic case with a missed mandatory court appearance (or two). Even as the case dragged on longer than anticipated (not the fault in any way of the lawyer), and indeed went a couple rounds, Mr. Hirsch remained engaged, positive, and proactive. I firmly believe he and his firm resolved my case with the best outcome for me. Would recommend Cohen & Hirsch for cases of my type without reservation, and his working for me at a fairly great distance, without my ever appearing back in state, deserves particular note”
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“Matt was great. The day I called him he jumped right in and a week later charges were dropped! He’s my guy here on out. Not to mention he saved me 3k from the first firm I called.”
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“Matt was a great treasure! Always kept calm and let me be the same. Looking at his fb feed, I was convinced he’s the right person for me. Helped get through a difficult situation. His fees were also comparable to the others given the amount of personal attention he paid to the case. Never had the trouble of dealing with the paralegals(as we all know what happens). He was always available on text. Great experience!!”
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“I write to recommend Matt A. Hirsch, Esq. for those in need of legal representation and guidance. He is highly competent and experienced, conscientious, organized and responsive. Attorney Hirsch is someone you want in your corner if you need help.”
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Did You Leave A Gun In Your Carry-On Bag?

If you forget about a firearm in a carry on bag at the Atlanta airport, then you could face serious gun charges. If you are not a Georgia resident, then you are going to want to work with an Atlanta attorney who can represent you locally in relation to the charges. At the Cohen & Hirsch, we can make your life easier by working to resolve your case without you having to travel repeatedly from out of state to appear in court.

Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to avoid a criminal conviction in the matter. If you have never been arrested before, our attorneys can work towards an outcome that will help you avoid jail time and other penalties. We can also work to get your firearm returned to you.

Gun Laws And Airport Security

It is not illegal to possess a firearm in the airport. It is, however, illegal to possess a weapon past a security checkpoint. There are two distinctly different paths your case may take if you accidentally leave a firearm in a carry on bag past a security checkpoint.

If you do not have a concealed carry permit and you bring a firearm through security, then you will be arrested and taken to the Clayton County jail. You will be charged with a misdemeanor under Georgia state law. If you have no criminal history, then you may be able to resolve your case through diversion, which will allow you to avoid a criminal conviction and to restrict the record of the arrest.

If you do have a concealed carry permit, then you will not be arrested. Instead, you will be detained by Homeland Security. You will likely miss your flight but you will not be taken into custody. Instead, you will receive a citation to appear in the Federal Magistrate Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Our Attorneys Know State And Federal Gun Laws

In either of these two scenarios, you will need an attorney familiar with handling gun cases originating at the airport. At the Cohen & Hirsch, we know how to move forward with your case whether you are prosecuted in State Court or in Federal Court. The international airport in Atlanta is the busiest airport in the world, and dozens of people are caught with guns in their carry on baggage each year. If you are charged with a gun crime in Georgia but live in another state, then you need to be able to rely on a local attorney to help you resolve your case and take care of the problem without it becoming a major disruption in your life.

No one intends to leave a gun in carry on baggage, but it happens. You should choose an attorney who is experienced with the jurisdiction and is familiar with the procedure that will apply to your case in order to achieve the most favorable result possible.

Come To Us For Gun Violation Representation

We understand how stressful it is to be charged with a crime. We will work hard on your behalf to minimize the impact on your life. Contact the Cohen & Hirsch today for a complimentary consultation about your case. Reach us at 404-919-7096 or email us your information today.

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Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member 2014
DeKalb Bar Association
State Bar of Georgia
Avvo Ten Point Oh Rating, Top Attorney Criminal Defense
Better Business Bureau Accredited Business, A Plus Rating
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